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[aroid-l] Dracunculus questions

  • Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus questions
  • From: Rosalind rozgold@pacbell.net
  • Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 13:43:59 -0800

Hi folks!

I'm pretty much a lurker on this list, because I have just a few aroids as
houseplants.  However, I saw some pictures of Dracunculus vulgaris, and had
one of those "can't live without them" reactions, so I purchased a few

I have some basic questions about planting the tubers - my apologies for my
extreme ignorance, or if these questions cover ground that his been covred
before on the list:

1) One side of the tuber has structures on it that basically look like
unpeeled garlic cloves - should they face upwards or downwards when I plant
the tubers?

2) Any suggestions on the type of potting mix I should use? I know these
plants can get big, but I'm going to start them in containers.

thanks so much for your suggestions and help -

-Roz, in Southern California

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